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New Orleans Man Sentenced For Violating Federal Gun Control Act

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that CHARLES BROWN, age 30, of New Orleans, was sentenced on Thursday, July 11, 2019 for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, CHARLES BROWN had another individual purchase a firearm for him from the Jefferson Gun Outlet on or about July 27, 2018.  That same day, BROWN was stopped in a vehicle while he was in possession of that firearm.  BROWN was prohibited from possessing firearms because of a felony conviction. 

U.S. District Court Judge Vitter sentenced BROWN to 30 months imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release following imprisonment, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.00.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U. S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maria M. Carboni.


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Updated July 18, 2019

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